Park City Weekend Agenda: September 13–15

Fall takes flight with the annual balloon fest, a brand new (big name) songwriter celebration, a bourbon harvest dinner, film, and feel-good outings, such as Hike for Hunger and riparian restoration.

By Vanessa Conabee September 11, 2019

Autumn Aloft fills Park City skies (and Main Street) with colorful hot air balloon magic on Saturday and Sunday.

All Weekend Long

Autumn Aloft

Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m launches @ various locations around Park City

See balloonists paint the sky at Autumn Aloft. Aside from the main, colorful launch in the morning, be sure to catch the "Candlestick" magic (choreographed balloon burners atop baskets) in Old Town in the evening. Tethered rides may be available on a first-come, first-served basis (but are not guaranteed). Hot air balloon events are subject to weather conditions including wind speeds based on venue, wind direction and gusts.

Park City Film: Pavarotti

Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday at 6 p.m. @ the Park City Library

The filmmaking team behind The Beatles: Eight Days A Week brings Pavarotti, an in-depth window into the life of the legend, Luciano Pavarotti. Academy Award winner Ron Howard blends riveting performances, intimate interviews, and never-before-seen footage to pay tribute to the master who truly brought opera to the people. General Admission $8; Students and Seniors $6.

Park City Film screens "Pavarotti" this weekend.

Matilda! The Musical 

Friday–Saturday, 8 p.m; Sunday at 6 p.m. @ The Egyptian Theatre

Roald Dahl’s beloved novel comes to the stage with the Tony Award-winning story of an extraordinary girl who changes her destiny with sharp wits and determination.

Park City Songwriter Festival

Saturday-Sunday from 3 p.m. @ various locations along Historic Main St.

An inaugural, two-day music festival celebrating folk, Americana, country, rock, and soul artists. Park City will host 40+ musicians over two days in five venues located on Historic Main Street.

Park City Museum 

Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, noon–6 @ Park City Museum

Explore Park City’s rich mining history through interactive and educational exhibits that take you into a mine shaft and old-time jail. Children can complete a “Park City History Detectives” activity, digging deeper into the past.

Friday, September 13

Stream and Riparian Restoration Project

9–4 p.m. @ Swaner Nature Preserve/East Canyon Creek

Help Swaner Nature Preserve build BDA’s on East Canyon Creek. A Beaver Dam Analog (BDA) is a man-made structure that mimics the form and function of a natural beaver dam. This fun outdoor project helps improve habitat and water quality. Some waders and boots are available, but people should bring their own boots if they have them. Kids 10+ welcome with a parent. No experience is necessary. Free.

Snyderville Station

7–10 p.m. @ The DeJoria Center

Snyderville Station melds gritty, blues-inspired guitar playing with thick bass and drum woven grooves. The vocals, the riffs and every hit on the drums establish Snyderville Station’s unique sound; a sound that is high energy and dynamic with a soulful and bluesy feel. 21+

Saturday, September 14

Saturday Morning Nature Walk

8:30–10 a.m. @ Swaner EcoCenter

Discover the Swaner Preserve with a guided nature tour, navigating the wetlands while learning about the diverse plant and animal species found in its grasses and waters. Keep your eyes peeled for an abundance of birds, elk, and perhaps a nesting sandhill crane. $10 per person, $5 locals, free for Swaner members.

American Prairie Reserve Celebration

6:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. @ High West Distillery in Wanship

Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month by enjoying a harvest-style dinner complemented by High West’s American Prairie® Bourbon. Live music and distillery tours available. Tickets are $125 and available for purchase online.  

Hike for Hunger

3–6 p.m. @ Deer Valley Resort

Gather friends and family for the Christian Center of Park City’s Eighth annual "Hike for Hunger" event, raising awareness of local hunger while highlighting our community's efforts to achieve Zero Food Waste by diverting food to those in need. Children 18 and under are welcome free of charge. Food, drinks, music, kids' area and more, with all proceeds supporting CCPC’s efforts to fight hunger For more information, contact [email protected]

Sunday, September 15

Park Silly Sunday Market

10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Main St.

Treat yourself to a Park City favorite—a locally run eco-friendly, open-air market and street festival featuring unique and eclectic local and regional arts and crafts, music and performance art, antiques, imports and one-of-a-kind finds, delicious gourmet foods, and farmers market fruits and vegetables. Bike, scooter, or take the bus up to Main St.

Swaner’s Avian Adventures 4

7–9 a.m. @  Swaner Preserve

Don’t miss the last birding tour on the Preserve in 2019. Legendary Utah birder Kenny Frisch guides an early morning excursion to view and identify local and migratory feathered friends on the Preserve. Please wear hiking shoes or boots that can get wet, and be prepared for uneven soggy ground. Binoculars provided, or bring your own if you have a pair you prefer. Registration required to attend.

Swaner’s Craft Sunday

11 a.m.-1 p.m. @  Swaner EcoCenter

Indulge your crafty kids with a nature-themed craft at the EcoCenter. All ages are welcome.

Patrick Ryan

7-10 p.m. @ The Spur Bar & Grill

Patrick Ryan covers old favorites and new, bringing a great time to every performance. 21+

 For more events and up-to-date happenings around town, check out our event calendar.



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